Name: Matthew Pocknell  
Club: St. Neots/Buckden  
Favourite Kata: Nijushiho  
Grading Record
Grade Date Kata
Shodan 29-10-00 Enpi
Nidan 27-11-04 Nijushiho
Sandan 10-11-12 Kanku-Sho
I started karate at the age of six and a half, at a club near my home in Biggleswade. I started with my older brother who was getting bullied, so we went to the local club and enjoyed ourselves straight away. From a very low grade I had been competing regularly, which helped me to gain more experience within the martial art. I have also sampled other martial arts, such as Taekwondo and kickboxing, but none have suited me more than karate has.